Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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50-37, 1st in American League East July 8, 4:10 PM | Turf of Tropicana Field 45-43, 3rd in American League East
Boston at Tampa Bay, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 4:10 PM ET, Saturday, July 8, 2017
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
TV: 4:10 p.m. ET, MLB Network, NESN (Boston), FSN Sun (Tampa Bay)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Red Sox RH Rick Porcello (4-10, 5.01 ERA) vs. Rays RH Alex Cobb (6-6, 4.01)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Boston Red Sox [R. Porcello -R] -1½ +145 -110 Ov 9 +105
Tampa Bay Rays [A. Cobb -R] +1½ -165 +100 Un 9 -125
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The division rival Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays are set to renew hostilities on Saturday when they meet at Tropicana Field.

Right hander Rick Porcello will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this game. Porcello is 4-10 this season with a 5.01 ERA.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Alex Cobb who starts for the Rays. Right hander Cobb is 6-6 with a 4.01 ERA so far this season.

Porcello owns just one victory in his last eight starts, but has been able to complete at least six innings in 15 consecutive outings and 17-of-18 overall this season. The 28-year-old New Jersey native allowed three runs on three hits (two homers) in a no-decision at Texas last time out and has given up nine blasts in his last seven contests. Morrison is 10-for-27 with a homer overall against Porcello, who is 0-2 with a 9.58 ERA versus the Rays in 2017.

Cobb followed up his best outing of the season at Pittsburgh on June 27 with one of his worst five days later at Baltimore when he permitted seven runs (six earned) in 6 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old Boston native had gone 2-0 over his four previous outings, capped by a no-decision against Pittsburgh when he surrendered two hits over eight scoreless frames. Christian Vazquez is 4-for-6 versus Cobb, who is 4-3 with a 3.84 ERA lifetime against Boston.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 110-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

The Boston Red Sox uncharacteristically used the long ball to even the series and hope to build on the momentum when they visit the Tampa Bay Rays for the third of the four-game set on Saturday afternoon. The Red Sox, who are last in the American League with 90 homers, belted three Friday night to pull away for an 8-3 victory after losing the opener with their ace Chris Sale on the mound.

Dustin Pedroia, who is 4-for-9 in the series, got things started with a two-run blast while Jackie Bradley Jr. and Hanley Ramirez added solo homers for Boston, which became the second AL team to reach 50 wins. The Red Sox send reigning AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello to the hill to try and put a positive end to a rough first half and Tampa Bay counters with fellow right-hander Alex Cobb, who is 1-0 with a 5.56 ERA in two outings against Boston in 2017. The Rays could not follow up an inspiring victory over Sale on Thursday, but Steven Souza Jr. launched the team’s 132nd homer of the season – second in the AL. Tampa Bay’s Logan Morrison walked twice Friday to extend his on-base streak to 27 contests and the first baseman is 8-for-17 his last five games.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 8-3 result against the Red Sox on July 07. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -129 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Boston was a 8-3 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Boston at -129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

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Team record: 50-37 SU
Boston is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 45-43 SU
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tampa Bay’s last 13 games at home

Next up:
Boston at Tampa Bay Sunday, July 9


1. Tampa Bay 2B Brad Miller went 2-for-2 with an RBI Friday after being activated from the disabled list while INF Tim Beckham (ankle) was placed on the 10-day DL.

2. Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts (hand) missed Friday’s game, but told reporters he hoped to play at some point this weekend.

3. Rays RHP Chris Archer (7-5, 3.95 ERA, 139 strikeouts) was added to the AL All-Star team on Friday.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Tampa Bay Rays will win outright at +100 and the game will stay under 9 runs according to scamdicappers

PREDICTION: Rays 6, Red Sox 2 at bovada-logo-top-book.

4.92 RUNS 4.80
4.14 RUNS AGNST 4.65
0.78 DIFF 0.15
$153 MONEY $112
3.84 TEAM ERA 4.25
9.24 OFF HITS 8.82
3.59 OFF WALKS 3.60
7.01 OFF Ks 9.78
8.63 DEF HITS 8.59
2.60 DEF WALKS 3.27
9.39 DEF Ks 8.05
Ryan Hannigan C 15-Day Disabled List
Josh Rutledge 2B 15-Day Disabled List
Pablo Sandoval 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Carson Smith P 15-Day Disabled List
Blake Swihart C 15-Day Disabled List
Brandon Workman P 15-Day Disabled List
Koji Uehara P 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Benintendi OF 15-Day Disabled List
Desmond Jennings OF 15-Day Disabled List
Oswaldo Arcia OF 15-Day Disabled List
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston’s last 10 games on the road
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Boston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tampa Bay’s last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games when playing at home against Boston
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Boston’s Overall Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Overall Defense 4.9 4 4.7 7
Boston’s Away Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Home Defense 5.1 3 4.3 5
Boston’s Road ERA vs Tampa Bay’s Home ERA Allowed 4.1 3 4.8 6
Tampa Bay’s Overall Scoring vs Boston’s Overall Defense 4.8 7 4.1 3
Tampa Bay’s Home Scoring vs Boston’s Road Defense 5.1 5 4.3 2
Tampa Bay’s Home ERA vs Boston’s Road ERA Allowed 4.0 7 4.4 4
Red Sox are the highest scoring team in the league at 5.3 runs per game.
Red Sox have the second best hits stat in the league at 9.7 per game.
Red Sox are second in the league in free passes at 3.6 per game.
Rays lead the league in walks with 3.6 per game.
Rays have the best hits allowed in the league, allowing 8.1 per game.
Rays are third in the league in striking out opponents with 8.1 per game.


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